Articles Tagged With ‘permits’

Morro Bay staff accused of suppressing business competition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Antique shop owner Jeffrey Specht and his staff spent months clearing out, cleaning and painting a shop so he could open a business in Morro Bay. But city staff refused to grant him the operating permits for... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach lodge permit approved

The Grover Beach City Council unanimously approved a coastal development permit Monday to construct an 11,000-square-foot conference center and a lodge in Grover Beach near the entrance to the Oceano Dunes. The council also approved the project’s architectural plans. This... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay councilman knew apartment not permitted

By KAREN VELIE Morro Bay Councilman George Leage said a few days ago that his apartment was either properly permitted or grandfathered in, though he was aware that an application to permit the apartment had been filed in 2011. Leage... (Continue reading)

County rebuffs California Coastal Commission

By DANIEL BLACKBURN County planners have snubbed California Coastal Commission (CCC) investigators in an ongoing dispute over permit requirements for a controversial Morro Bay commune. Acting Planning Director Kami Griffin, responding to a formal complaint from the state agency, stated... (Continue reading)

State eyes Morro Bay commune for violations

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A destination for the downtrodden on the outskirts of Morro Bay has been circumventing a variety of building codes and environmental regulations for more than four decades, and now an official of the California Coastal Commission is... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach votes against People’s Kitchen

The Grover Beach City Council voted 4-1 against providing the South County People’s Kitchen a permit to continue serving the homeless from the non-profit’s current temporary location on Monday night. The organization, which provides hot meals to 80 to 100... (Continue reading)

SLO APCD board approves annual fees on state parks

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) board approved nearly $50,000 of annual fees Thursday to be levied upon the California Department of Parks and Recreation as part of a controversial effort to reduce dust blowing from... (Continue reading)

Chumash Indians seeking to increase reservation size

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ proposal to increase their reservation size 10 fold has been met with vocal opposition from Santa Barbara County officials and residents. Currently, the Chumash reservation, which sets northwest of Santa Barbara and includes... (Continue reading)

Bullet train construction postponed

This state’s planned bullet train construction is being delayed… again. (Lodi News) Officials originally said construction would begin early this year, but now it appears the huge construction project might not get under way until next year. Among the problems... (Continue reading)

Porn producers finding chilly receptions

Don’t look for an official sanction of smut in the Southern California city of Camarillo during the next few weeks — its council this week passed a 45-day moratorium on all pornography to battle an anticipated influx of adult-oriented business... (Continue reading)